For Sale: Church for Conversion in Biggar, Lanarkshire

07 Jan
January 7, 2013

Description

A former church for conversion.
The Broughton United Free Church was built in 1846 and is where John Buchan’s father, the Reverend John Buchan was minister, and has for the past 20 years served as a museum commemorating the life of John Buchan, a renowned politician and novelist who wrote well known novels such as The Thirty-Nine Steps and Greenmantle. The museum has recently vacated the building for new premises, providing an ideal opportunity for someone to convert the building to either commercial or residential purposes.
The church extends to about 222 square metres and has retained many of its original features, including stained glass windows, domed ornate ceilings with exposed beams and original floors and doors. Planning permission has not been sought for conversion to residential use but if granted, the church could be transformed into a charming home with plenty of character. Alternatively, subject to change of use, it could be converted into a café / gallery or alternative commercial use. The building is not currently listed.
To the front of the church is a gravel parking area, with prominent road frontage. Together with the area to the rear the grounds could be landscaped to create an attractive garden for residential purposes or provide ample customer parking for commercial purposes. Additional land to the rear may be available by separate negotiation.

Planning Permission The church does not have planning permission for residential use and is currently designated as a Museum. Buyers will need to apply for Change of Use planning permission or submit detailed planning permission for an alternative use.

Situation

The Broughton United Free Church is situated in Broughton which is a charming village in the Scottish Borders and it is best known as the
one-time home of novelist John Buchan where the beautiful Border countryside was the inspiration for many of his novels, and the location of the small cask ale Broughton Brewery. The village has a primary
school, post office, petrol station, village store, art gallery and village hall, along with sports facilities such as tennis courts and a bowling green.
For more comprehensive shopping requirements, Peebles lies 13
miles to the north-east. In terms of local education, Peebles has3 primary schools and a High School, which is recognised as one
of Scotland’s top ranked state schools.
The city of Edinburgh lies 29 miles to the north and provides all of the cultural and shopping facilities associated with a capital city. For those wishing to work or shop in Glasgow, the M74 and Lanark train station lie 17 miles and 18 miles away respectively, providing easy access.

Price

Offers Over £125,000
Further information available here.

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